Travel Alerts

Soberanes Fire Incident


LOCATION: Los Padres National Forest, Ventana Wilderness, Monterey County

US FOREST SERVICE TRAIL AND ROAD CLOSURES: A forest closure order was implemented on September 2nd to close the trails and roads within the Los Padres National Forest, Monterey Ranger. The order prohibits going into or being upon National Forest System lands within the Monterey Ranger District. For a complete list of closures please visit:


  • Andrew Molera State Park – all lands east of Highway 1 closed to public entry
  • Garrapata State Park- all park lands east of Highway 1 closed to public entry through Spring 2017
  • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park- the Big Sur Lodge and Buzzard’s Roost Trail are open; all other area of the park are closed to the public
  • Arroyo Seco Campground and Day Use closed until further notice
  • John Little State Natural Reserve closed until further notice
  • Bottchers Gap closed until further notice
  • Nacimiento Campground
  • Ponderosa Campground
  • Cachagua Community Park
  • Mill Creek Redwood Preserve closed indefinitely

Click here for the Soberanes Fire incident page.

TO DONATE: If you would like to donate to local relief efforts to the fire victims, please visit the Coast Property Owners Association (CPOA) and the Community Foundation for Monterey County webpages.

Holman Highway Construction

For the latest information, please visit the TAMC website here.

For more information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Monterey County, residents can call the District 5 toll free number at 1-831-372-0862 or can visit their website at:

Highway 68 Roundabout project

Monterey Pipeline Project

  • Beginning mid-December street work will move over from Hilby St. in Seaside to Madison St. in Monterey.
  • Also in December “pot holing” work will begin on Mark Thomas Drive, Monterey.
  • Tentatively 12/19/16 the piping crew will begin work at the Fairgrounds bridge to Fremont Street
  • January 2017 work will begin in Pacific Grove to Monterey
  • They are working one block at a time to help alleviate road closures.  Residents are allowed access to their homes.  They also try to finish work at about 3:30pm to open up roads to accommodate commute traffic  home.

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